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Poster: livingspirit Date: Jul 22, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Help Uploading Audio

Dear Monte and others,

Please upload the audio MP3 file at:

It is a recording of mushroom expert Paul Stametz at the 2009 Chicago Green Festival. The text for the file is:

SBD > sound board> Sony MZ-b100 minidisc mono

MD > M-Audio Audiophile 24-bit / 44.1 Khz > 64 kBit/s mp3

Duration: 1:34:51

This is a recording of mushroom expert Paul Stamets at the Chicago Green Festival held May 16, 2009 at Navy Pier. His talk was titled “Mushrooms Can Save the World.”

Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist for more than thirty years. Over this time, he has discovered and coauthored four new species of mushrooms, and pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation. He received the 1998 "Bioneers Award" from The Collective Heritage Institute, and the 1999 "Founder of a New Northwest Award" from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. In 2008, Paul received the National Geographic Adventure Magazine's Green-Novator and the Argosy Foundation's E-chievement Awards. He was also named one of Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" in their November–December 2008 issue. In February 2010, Paul received the President's Award from the Society for Ecological Restoration: Northwest Chapter, in recognition of his contributions to Ecological Restoration.

He has written six books on mushroom cultivation, use and identification; his books Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms and The Mushroom Cultivator (coauthor) have long been hailed as the definitive texts of mushroom cultivation. Other works by Paul Stamets include Psilocybe Mushrooms and Their Allies (out of print), Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World,MycoMedicinals®: an Informational Treatise on Mushrooms, and many articles and scholarly papers. His newest book is Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World.

Paul sees the ancient Old Growth forests of the Pacific Northwest as a resource of incalculable value, especially in terms of its fungal genome. A dedicated hiker and explorer, his passion is to preserve, protect, and clone as many ancestral strains of mushrooms as possible from this pristine woodlands.

Appreciation is extended to the Green Festival organizers, including Global Exchange, who provided me access to the mixing board audio for a great quality recording. If it weren’t for this commitment to alternative media, this high quality recording would not be possible.

The recording was made directly from the main stage sound board. It was recorded with a Sony MZ-b100 minidisc recorder in mono mode and transferred to digital using an M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 sound card capturing the audio in 24 bit with a 44.1 sampling rate. The resulting .wav files were processed with the Studio Recorder audio editor.